The Psychotherapist and His/Her Magic


The author joins the discussion of A.I. Sosland's article, «Psychotherapy entangled in contradictions». He argues that any therapeutic process must have a semiotic component, which contributes to its efficiency. The author analyses the issues of psychotherapy's legitimisation and the danger of becoming an ideology.

General Information

Keywords: Psychotherapy, evaluation of its efficiency, the problem of its legitimacy

Journal rubric: Theoretical-Empirical Studies

For citation: Tkhostov A.S. The Psychotherapist and His/Her Magic. Psychology, 2006. Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 103–109. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Aleksandr S. Tkhostov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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